The History Academy
The History Academy
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This thought provocative resource aims to help students assess whether prison sentences work. This is a controversial subject with people from all sides advocating different solutions from longer sentences to rehabilitate prisoners to alternatives sentences based in the community. This card sort can be used with a range of abilities and has never failed to get my students excited, engaged, whilst improving their understanding of this difficult topic.

The main activity involves getting students to cut out the cards in lesson, organize them into their most persuasive order under the two main headings and then sick them into their books. Once students have fed back their results to a class discussion, they can then have a go at the extended writing activity. Alternatively, they can create a key and then sort through the cards and then stick the sheet into their book or you could cut out the cards and place them into an envelope for them to sort prior to a discussion on the topic. This is a great resource that can be easily adapted to suit your classroom and expectations.

When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a single page Microsoft Word document which includes a learning objective, instructions, two headings cards labeled ‘Pros / Advantages’ and ‘Cons / Disadvantages’ as well as sixteen information cards to be sorted. At the end of the document there is an extension question designed to help consolidate the lesson. This is a fully editable document which can be customized if necessary to suit your students.

The aims of this lesson / activity are:

Theme: Crime and Punishment
Know: How are people supported in prison?
Understand: What are the advantages and disadvantages or sending people to prison?
Evaluate: Does prison protect society from crime?

WILF - What am I Looking For?
Identify and describe - How are people treated in prison?
Explain - What are the advantages and disadvantages or sending people to prison?
Analyze - Does prison protect society from crime?

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